The top five: Teachers to strike; Tánaiste facing motion of no confidence

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Secondary school teachers to go on strike before the general election

Secondary school teachers will hold a one day strike before the general election.

It comes after members of the Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) voted 89% in favour of industrial action over issues of pay and security of employment for young teachers.

Laws allowing gardaí to access phone records to be challenged in High Court

Laws allowing gardaí to access the phone records of members of the public are to be challenged in the High Court.

It comes after two journalists discovered that the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) had accessed their phone records.

Train drivers to ballot for strike action over 10-minute DART frequency plan

Train drivers are to ballot for strike action in a row over plans by Irish Rail to introduce a 10-minute frequency Dart service.

The National Bus and Rail Union says DART drivers will be balloted on industrial action over Iarnród Éireann's planned implementation of a ten-minute DART frequency without the agreement of the union's members.

Tánaiste facing motion of no confidence after Begg appointment

Joan Burton is facing a motion of no confidence next week over her handling of an appointment to a state board.

There will be two nights of debate in the Dáil next week on the motion tabled by the five members of the Independent Alliance.

Gunmen storm hotel in Burkina Faso capital

Suspected Islamist militants are engaged in a gun battle with security forces at a hotel in Burkina Faso.

Witnesses said four or five gunmen stormed the Splended Hotel in the capital Ouagadougou, firing in the air to drive back crowds, before security forces arrived, prompting an intense exchange of gunfire.